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Tom Marsden      

Full name Thomas Marsden

Born date unknown

Date Christened June 11, 1805, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Died February 27, 1843, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Major teams Sheffield, Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast (underarm), Slow left-arm orthodox (roundarm)

Height 5 ft 8 in

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 55 99 3 1724 227 17.95 2 44 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 55 138+ 97 7/? 34.50* 3 1
Career statistics
First-class debut Sheffield and Leicester v Nottingham at Sheffield, Jul 24-26, 1826 scorecard
Last First-class Marylebone Cricket Club v North at Lord's, May 31-Jun 2, 1841 scorecard
Profile

Tom Marsden was a renowned hitter who made his reputation in the north and even had poems written about him. In 1828 he challenged any man in England to take him on for £50 in a single-wicket contest, but nobody accepted until Fuller Pilch in 1833 - Marsden lost both games easily, the second in front of 20,000 in his home town. His first-class debut in 1826 was memorable as he made 227 in eight hours for Sheffield and Leicester against Nottingham, and he made another hundred for Sheffield two years later. But his form in big matches failed to match his reputation - in 14 matches for England he did not pass fifty - and his best was behind him by the time he was 25.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 43/0 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 83/3
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 310/2
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 34/1 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 46/1 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 198/4
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 344/8
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 364 NZ A 211 & 5/1
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
England 206 India 166/0 (26.2/50 ov)
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